Session: Sustainable Web Accessibility - what and how?
Properly utilised, web technologies are amazing because they can be truly inclusive. However, for accessibility to strive in your project, product and code base, it must be an inherent part of your development process. Conducting accessibility audits is certainly helpful, however, it costs extra money and brings just a temporal relief. Instead, let’s bake it into your code and automatically test it for a11y regressions! In my talk I’m going to focus on some low hanging fruits that can be automatised with scripts and tools so that you no longer have to explicitly think about it! I’ll share with you some ideas for sustainable web accessibility - like a11y linters, end-to-end test frameworks etc.
- Sustainable accessibility is a long-term solution for web development which ensures high a11y-related code quality
- Making your app more accessible does not necessarily cost a lot of money
- The key to the sustainable accessibility lays in the automation of tasks and processes
Maria is a Frontend Technology Lead and a Google Developer Expert with focus on Angular and accessibility. She writes for ng-conf, speaks at tech meetups and co-organizes NG-DE conference. In her tweets and articles Maria likes to share her learnings from everyday coding. Fun fact: she illustrates her stories herself because she likes drawing.